New treatment options for lymphangioma in infants and children
Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology
Cervicofacial malformation; Congenital malformation; Cystic hygroma; Head and neck tumor; Lymphangioma; Lymphovenous malformation; OK-432
Lymphangiomas are congenital malformations of the lymphatic system. These lesions occur most often in the head and neck area, and their treatment continues to be a challenge. Fortunately, a number of advances have occurred in the diagnosis and management of lymphatic malformations in the past decade. The purpose of this article is to clarify the embryology, pathogenesis, histopathology, and classification of these lesions, as well as to describe their various forms of clinical presentation. We provide a complete review of the diagnostic measures available and thoroughly discuss new therapeutic interventions proposed to treat lymphangiomas.
Giguère, C., Bauman, N., & Smith, R. (2002). New treatment options for lymphangioma in infants and children. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, 111 (12). http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/000348940211101202